Roselle NJ Theft Lawyer
Burglary, Shoplifting, Theft by Deception, Receiving Stolen Property, Bad Checks, Credit Card Theft & Other Theft Offenses in Roselle New Jersey
Theft offenses come in many different forms in Roselle and other area municipalities. In a recent Union County case, a woman abused her company position by paying herself for overtime work that was not performed. She was charged with theft by deception, which is a third-degree crime. A man in another recent theft case stole a credit card belonging to an ex-girlfriend. He made purchases with the card totaling $500. As a result, he was charged with the fourth-degree offense of credit card theft as well as third-degree credit card fraud. In Roselle NJ, you could be charged with theft of services, if you walk out of a restaurant without paying your bill. Other forms of theft frequently encountered in the Borough of Roselle include burglary, shoplifting, writing bad checks and receiving stolen property. If you have been charged with theft in Roselle, hiring a skilled lawyer is your best option for averting the negative consequences resulting from a conviction.
The defense team at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has the attributes to succeed on your behalf. The attorneys on staff have extensive experience representing clients charged with a wide range of theft charges in Roselle and throughout Union County. We have over a century practicing in Roselle Municipal Court and at the Union County Superior Court in Elizabeth. It also helps that most of the lawyers are also former prosecutors. Call us at 908-272-1700 to speak with an attorney about the facts and circumstances surrounding your theft charge, as well as to explore your options in defending the offense.
Roselle Theft Charges
New Jersey doesn’t have a theft statute that covers all of the many forms stealing. Nonetheless, all of the laws have a common thread and it is some variety of conduct to acquire the money or property of another person without authorization. Just about every pedigree of theft charge has this component including:
|Burglary||Theft by Deception||Receiving Stolen Property|
|Credit Card Theft||Bad Check||Theft of Services|
|Theft of Movable Property||Robbery||Obtaining CDS by Fraud|
Theft Penalties. The penalties for most types of theft offenses are laid out in N.J.S.A. 2C:20-2. Theft is a disorderly persons offense if the value of the money or property stolen is less $200. In this case, the matter would be handled in Roselle Municipal Court. Upon conviction of a petty theft charge, the possible penalty could be up to 6 months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and restitution, which means that you pay the victim back in the amount of what was stolen.
Theft becomes an indictable offense or a felony, as it is called in other states, when the amount involved in the theft is valued at more than $200. Indictable offenses in Roselle New Jersey are under the jurisdiction of Union County Superior Court. The following is information about penalties for indictable theft offenses:
- Second degree theft offenses involve an amount of $75,000 or more. The penalty can include imprisonment for 5 to 10 years and a fine of up to $150,000.
- Third degree theft crimes are those in which the value of property stolen is between $500 and $75,000. Sentencing could include prison from 3 to 5 years and a maximum fine of $15,000.
- The lowest felony grade theft crime is referred to as a fourth degree offense. It is the result of theft of between $200 and $500. Upon conviction, the defendant could be sentenced to a maximum of 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Roselle Theft Attorney
Theft charges do not automatically result in convictions. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our lawyers are successful all the time in successfully negotiating with prosecutors to reduce or drop theft offenses in Union County. Our results are likely attributable to our commitment to our clients and extensive experience in handling theft cases. If you were arrested in the Borough of Roselle for burglary, shoplifting, writing a bad check or some other form of theft, an attorney on our staff has what you are needed. Lawyers stand prepared to explore the best opportunities for escaping a conviction on your behalf. Call us at 908-272-1700 for your free consultation with a lawyer.